Bentley Continental GT3′s at the Bathurst 12 Hour Race
Bentley Motorsport finished the Bathurst 12 Hours in third place with its #10 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3. Piloted by Guy Smith (GB), Steven Kane (GB) and Matt Bell (GB), the car completed 297 laps of 6.2km long circuit and led for just over an hour.
The identical #31 car, which also led the race, finished in seventh place making the brand the only GT manufacturer to cross the line with all of its entries, after 12 hours of challenging but reliable racing for the Continental GT3s.
“Named after Ingmar Bergman’s film. cut&paste on and mostly with my own photographies 420 x 297 mm (A3)“[From the ‘diary’ of Mrs. Vogler:]
'Then I felt that every inflection of my voice, every word in my mouth, was a lie, a play whose sole purpose was to cover emptiness and boredom. There was only one way I could avoid a state of despair and a breakdown. To be silent. And to reach behind the silence for clarity or at least try to collect the resources that might still be available to me.’” – Ingmar Bergman, from his workbook for Persona (May 1965)”
In last nights post of the fliegerfaust, I detailed how the Germans tried to create a shoulder fired anti-aircraft weapon during World War II. The Henschel HS 297 was a mounted weapon of similar concept made to be mounted on a turret or vehicle. The weapon consisted of a battery of thirty five 7.29 cm rockets, which could be launched all at once, in groups, or individually. The theory was that it would be effective against low flying aircraft, and that by firing multiple rockets in a “shotgun” like effect, they might just hit something. The Hs 297 was designed to be cheap and easy to produce. However, only 50 were manufactured during the remaining months of the war. The weapon was only used once, against Allied fighter-bombers near Remagen. Like the fliegerfaust, the Hs297 was ineffective against aircraft, it being extremely difficult to shoot down an airplane flying at high speeds with unguided rockets.